Shimano Di2: The Electronic MTB Drivetrain for the 1.4%

Each year we survey thousands of Singletracks readers to uncover various trends in mountain bike purchase decisions. Back in 2015, Singletracks readers selected Shimano’s electric drivetrain, known as Di2, as the most innovative product of the year. So we were curious: how many riders have actually adopted Di2 over the past two years? It turns out, very few. Out of 2,056 …

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Kali’s Interceptor Helmet Ratchets Up the Brain Protection – A Review

No part of your body is as important as your brain. Not only do our brains make us human, but they give us our distinct personality and uniqueness as individuals. Even non-life threatening brain injuries can forever alter a person’s demeanor or temperament–which is why Kali Protectives continues to push the envelope by developing new …

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My Downieville Downfall

Who among us doesn’t have a story, about ourselves or a friend—that badass guy or gal who flings themselves over gap jumps, nose wheelies this or that, then breaks their femur tripping on their PJ’s falling down the stairs? Fractures their foot taking out the recycling? Well I don’t gap jump, and most wouldn’t label …

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Over a Beer: I Can’t Make Your Bike Buying Decision for You

Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. There are two types of people who approach me, asking for bike buying advice. Type 1 The …

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Funkier Policoro Baggy MTB Shorts Review: $58 MSRP Includes Chamois

When I asked Singletracks readers whether they preferred baggy or tight shorts for mountain biking, I thought there might be some debate. It turns out–for most of our readers, anyway–that baggy shorts rule the day. With that in mind, I wanted to test Funkier’s budget-friendly Policoro baggy mountain bike shorts to see if they meet the needs …

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Air, Coil, or Both? New PUSH ACS-3 Coil Spring Fork Conversion Kit

Suspension wizards PUSH Industries have been eking the most out of mountain bike forks and shocks since 2003. In 2016, PUSH ventured into making their own suspension components with the wild ELEVENSIX coil shock. Based on the success of the ELEVENSIX, PUSH has developed the ACS-3, a drop-in coil spring conversion kit for Fox 36 and …

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How To Safely Transport Your Mountain Bikes on a Long Distance Road Trip

When it comes to traveling with your mountain bike in North America, the road trip is king. Until gas prices climb back up to astronomical levels, it will almost assuredly be cheaper to drive than to fly. Once you’ve computed gas costs and plane tickets, correct those numbers by comparing the cost of flying or shipping your bike, …

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